Goss acquires Graphic Automation Controls

As part of its “ongoing strategy to establish industry partnerships that deliver value-added solutions for its customers,” Goss International has announced the acquisition of the assets of Graphic Automation Controls, Inc. (GAC). “Goss is focused on growing our aftermarket and service business for our installed base,” said Stan Blakney, Chief Operating Officer of Goss. “This is the first of many expansions of those capabilities we see in the near term.” GAC focuses on full PLC integration and control systems upgrades for printing and packaging presses. GAC also provides on-site service support, fill-in plant maintenance and press audit services, while specializing in hard-to-find electrical parts for the printing and packaging industries.

Stan Blakney.
Stan Blakney.

The acquisition will provide benefits for both Goss and GAC customers by unifying its aftermarket services network. It also serves to enhance Goss’ drive and controls upgrade capabilities while strengthening its ability to provide service and parts for OEM equipment other than Goss. “Goss’ goal is to become the premier printing solutions and support partner to our customers,” Blakney added. “Goss is focused on driving a customer-first culture, an approach that GAC has fully embraced over the years. The addition of GAC to our portfolio ensures we stay competitive and continue to provide the best possible service for our customers.”

Dave Soden, Vice President of Operations and Product Development at GAC, also believes the acquisition serves to strengthen the services that each company currently provides individually. “We’re excited to be a part of Goss,” said Soden. “This partnership will enhance our capacity to provide excellent aftermarket parts, services and enhancements.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.